Incident Response

Laboratory Specific Emergency Plan

Immediate action protocols are the step-by-step written procedures to be followed by laboratory workers immediately after the occurrence of a biohazard spill, release or exposure. The primary objectives are to protect personnel and prevent spread of the microorganism to the environment or property. The protocols should be brief, forceful and informative, leaving little room for ignoring or misinterpreting the required actions under the stress of the unanticipated event.

The laboratory PI or supervisor is responsible for training laboratory personnel in laboratory specific emergency plans and specific responsibilities. A copy of the Laboratory Specific Emergency Plan and additional directives must be included in the written Laboratory Specific Exposure Control Plan